As many of you know I don’t watch the news, I seldom watch TV and I never read newspapers. I don’t listen to the radio and my personal FB page, which I’m hopeless at checking, is made up solely of my friends.
I was asked this week if I do this so that I can free my time and mind for more meaningful experiences.
This is not the case.
I do this; I live this way, because for as long as I can remember I have had nightmares. Because, for as long as I can remember, sad stories have planted themselves into my heart and mind and I have not been able to shake them.
As soon as I left my parents home I decided that TV, especially news and current affairs, was not for me.
But despite the choices I have made there are many stories that still reach me. Stories that get under my skin and that I cannot let go.
Years ago it was the horrendous bush fires in Victoria. I still dream about them. They still make me cry.
Today, it is William, the little boy who has gone missing.
William, who is 3 and so close in age to my own little boy.
William, who, like my own boy, loves Spiderman.
William, who, like my own boy, plays outside with his Sister.
William, who is not at home with his Mum and Dad.
William, who the entire country is begging will be found any moment.
William, who I lay awake thinking about.
William, who has made me hold my children a little tighter and keep them a little closer.
William, the gorgeous little face that hasn’t left my mind.
I cannot understand why there must be such agonising pain, why families must endure such torturous heartache, but I am so sorry. My words and thoughts seem feeble, but I am genuinely, deeply sorry. It is terrifying to think that my nightmares are another’s reality, that the dreams I fear are what others must survive every single day.
With all of Australia I’m wishing, hoping, praying that today is the day that he will be reunited with his family and that he will be home. Safe and happy right where little William belongs.
To the Tyrell family, there are no words for what you are going through, no words at all. I am just so sorry. My tears have not stopped falling for you, for your suffering, your pain and your anguish. I am holding onto the belief, the hope, that you will have your boy back. That you will hold his hands and kiss his face. The path you are walking is one nobody should ever know. May the path end with your baby boy in your arms by close of day. I wish there was something more that I could say, that I could do, but there isn’t and I am just so terribly, terribly sorry.
3 year old William Tyrell was last seen at 10:30am on Friday, September 12th, 2014 in Benaroon Drive, Kendall, NSW. Despite an extensive search, he has not been located. If you have any information about William’s disappearance please contact 1800 333 000 or your local Police.
Instant (delicious) Breakfast
- 1 ripe banana, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon almond or peanut butter*
- 1 medjool date, seed removed, finely chopped or 1/4 cup pf blueberries
- 1 tablespoon slivered almonds*
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger or ground cloves
- 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
- Place the banana into a bowl and mash, mix in the nut butter, add the date or blueberries, slivered almonds and optional extras if using. Mix to combine. Serve. Eat. Enjoy.
*to make this nut free simply use a seed butter and seed of your choice. We love hulled tahini (you can mix it with a little honey) and a mix of sunflower and pumpkin seeds.